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RATINGS: 288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 62   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
Wild Rice Double IPA. The fourth stop on our multi-year trip to explore New Jersey takes us to one of the most maligned places in the state- the Hackensack Meadowlands. It’s the place usually identified with landfills, pipelines, mob burials (alleged) and sports teams that say they’re from New York.

Although no longer home to forests of giant cedars and salt hay marshes teeming with aquatic life, the Meadowlands is still an amazingly diverse ecosystem providing vital animal and plant habitat. In a nod to a once common food plant here, we’ve brewed this beer with wild rice. We also used brown and white rice, as well as two malts.

Rice helps the beer ferment dry to better showcase the five different hops we’ve added. Lots and lots of them. We then dry-hopped this Double IPA with even more-generous additions of Chinook and Citra hops to create a nose that hints at tangerine, mango, papaya and pine.

Malts: MFB pilsner malt
Hops: City, Columbus, Centennial, Simcoe and Chinook
Wild Rice, Brown rice
Yeast: Chico
Original Gravity: 6.6 Plato

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Wild Rice Double IPA is the fourth beer in the series. I currently have the second beer in the series waiting in the wings but that’s another day. This IPA was brewed with Wild Rice, White Rice, and Organic Brown rice. You don’t see that mixture every day. So I was really looking forward to see how the rice would change the beer. Exit 16 pours a cloudy golden color. In the picture it looks more orangish but it’s definitely lighter. Thanks IPhone. Two finger fluffy white head is poured with minimal lacing and retention. Smell is nice and fruity. Tropical fruits explode up front. Mangos and pineapple with some citrus thrown in. Piney and grassy hops mix in well with the fruit. There’s a trace of some spice thrown in. Could this be the rice? Pale malt and fruity goodness is what the taste is all about. Once again the tropical fruits are there and are the star of the show. Small amount of piney hops, not as much as in the aroma. In the end the spice shows up mixed in with a tad bit of alcohol. Nothing to get in the way but it’s there. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side. Dry, sticky, and nice carbonated and a joy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2011
bottle shared with Rudolf. golden orange pour, orange juice & zest, sweet toffee malts, declining piney notes, mango. Losing its bitterness, its at least a yr old, Balanced with nice flavors. Nice

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zizzybalubba (1794) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Sampled at GABF 2011. Hazy yellowish-orange pour. Grapefruit mostly with some piney hops. Surprisingly balanced with light citrus hops. Very good even if it does not seem "imperial".

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Aroma of citrus, lemon and grapefruit with a hint of pine. Pours chunky and yellow. Tastes of bitter lemon zest, pune notes and a grainy feel. Sits thick and dry in the mouth like a good IPA. No alcohol taste whatsoever.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
superspak (4672) - Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2011
750 ml bottle into tulip, no bottle date. Pours slightly cloudy and hazy golden amber color with a fairly dense 2 finger white head with nice retention that reduces to a thin lacing cap. A decent amount of lacing sticks to the glass as well. Aromas of huge orange, grapefruit, lemon, pine, caramel, tropical fruit, and spices. Some awesome IPA aromas here with good strength and balance. Taste of huge orange, grapefruit, pineapple, pine, caramel, and a bit of spices. Wow, so much well balanced and hoppy flavor. A bit of lingering bitterness on the finish with caramel, citrus, and pine notes. Fantastically well balanced with perfect contrast between bitterness and sweetness. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied. A nice and fairly creamy mouthfeel as well. Super smooth and easy to drink for being 8.2%. No alcohol noticed other than a slight warming after the finish. Overall, an outstanding DIPA, and my first from Flying Fish. I guess the rice lightened up the body a bit and made this fantastic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
jar72404 (426) - USA - AUG 20, 2011
On tap at khyber pass. Little aroma (possibly due to me getting over a cold). Flavor is mango and some bitter peach with a little mustiness. Solid but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (23044) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2011
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus, grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - AUG 5, 2011
Cask conditioned firkin at the Pourhouse. Very hazy golden pour almost as though a light shines from the center of the glass. Very little head as a result of the cask conditioning. Big citrusy aroma. Well-balanced citrus hops and sturdy malt in the flavor. Very soft mouthfeel and a long mildly bitter finish. Alcohol quite well hidden. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillWyce (1003) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2011
From notes: Pours slightly hazy pale amber with a 2-finger ivory-colored head. Sharp, piney hops aroma. Palate was light, but deep and slightly oily. Deep piney-hops flavor that lingers with a pepperyness on the tongue, but not as hop-heavy as a lot of double IPA’s are. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsmerig (1490) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2011
Pours a hazy yellow with a minimal head. Aroma is grassy and floral. Taste is briefly sweet at the start followed quickly by a torpedo of spicy tartness that goes to the back of your throat and finishes bitter. Crisp finish. Lingering Pepper.

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